Speech and Language Therapist
Speech and hearing disorder can affect oral communication. Language pathologist and audiologist are on high swing at national and the international level. Diagnosis and rehabilitation services are provided to the affected people.
Speech therapist diagnoses and treats patients from all age group along with counseling on speech, voice and language and hearing problems due to various causes, such as intellectual disability, autism, cerebral palsy, strokes, accidents and cancer. Institutes offer degrees in speech-language pathology, or speech therapy coupled with the audiology course at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. However, some conduct PG programs either in speech-language pathology or audiology.
Key to Success
To be successful as speech and language pathologist you should have/ develop:
- A genuine interest in people, and language
- Ability to work with all kinds of social/cultural and age groups
- Problem Sensitivity
- Speech Clarity
Scope and opportunities
Speech language pathologists and audiologists diagnose with advanced treatment procedures in operating patients. Working with Medical and other rehabilitative professionals adds experience and gets major clinical responsibility at preventing communicative disorders, including occupational hearing conservation, early identification and intervention. Also, the community language pathologists and audiologists will play crucial role in the education sector, health care system and disability rehabilitation centers of the country.
Speech therapists can be employed in other developed nations, in government as well as private hospitals, special schools, non-governmental organizations focusing on the speech and hearing disabled.
Lifestyle & Social Status
- Working with children
- Ready to work in any environment
- Social service
- Examining children’s developmental speech and communication problems
- Assessment of communicating environment
- Monitoring and evaluating clients progress
- Planning and delivering training sessions
- Information gathering
- Critical thinking
- Emotional stability
- Working for Social Cause
Current Job Scenario
Initially, these therapists can earn between Rs.15, 000 to Rs.20, 000 PM and increases with the growing experience and grow between Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 75,000 PM with experience and knowledge.
These are the places where a speech pathologist works.
- Rehabilitation centers
- Government departments
- Institutions and research.
|Course Options||B.sc Audiology, speech hearing||M. sc speech hearing with internship||M.Ed speech hearing|
|Academic Eligibility||10+2 group recognized board/university or its equivalent qualification with minimum 50% marks and between 17 to 25 age.||B.sc speech hearing||M. sc speech hearing with internship|
|Fees||Rs 15000 – Rs 20000 per year||Rs 15000 – Rs 20000 per year||Rs 15000 – Rs 20000 per year|
|Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1||Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs||Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs||Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs|
|Expenditure in Tier-2||Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs||Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs||Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs|
|3 years||2 Years with internship||1 year|
- Speech language pathologist
- Speech therapist
- Clinic assistant
- AIIMS UG (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Under Graduate Entrance Exam
- NEET-UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) Under Graduate Entrance Exam
- PGIMER UG Entrance Exam
- JIPMER UG Entrance Exam
- GGSIPU UG Entrance Exam
- Manipal University Entrance Exam